In southwestern B.C., the Fraser River winds through some of the most fertile agricultural land in the province, so there’s little wonder the Fraser Valley wine region was destined for success. With wineries that extend from Vancouver to Chilliwack, near the foothills of the Coast Mountains, the region is home to dozens of best-kept secrets, which produce handcrafted, fresh, fruit-forward table wines. Because they’re close to so many cities — including Delta, Richmond, New Westminster, Langley and Vancouver — these wineries are an easy day trip, no matter what time of year you’re visiting. But don’t stop there: The region boasts good dining options too.
Common grapes: Pinot Gris, Siegerrebe, Bacchus, Pinot Noir
Tastes to try: Angel Estate Winery, Paradise Ranch Wines, Backyard Vineyards